Question by  rainy029 (17)

Is it legal for companies to with hold your pay check?

My company is with holding my pay check for an extended period of time and I would like to know if they can do that.


Answer by  nekturk (139)

Generally speaking, a company cannot withhold a pay check; labor laws require that employees be paid within specific time frame after the pay period ends. The timing may vary by state, but I believe it is within 8 days for weekly pay period and 12 days for bi-weekly.


Answer by  patti (29325)

Wages cannot be withheld for any reason. Contact the Labor Relations Board and file a complaint against the company. This will likely inspire them to hand over your money post haste.


Answer by  mb (5482)

It is not legal for companies to withold your paycheck, they have a maximum of 2 weeks from the termination of employment to furnish your pay. You may be thinking of paycheck deductions for items like uniforms, training, damage to property or union dues. These types of witholding are perfectly legal.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

It's illegal for them to do this. They cannot hold your check from you for any reason. If you worked, they have to pay you.


Answer by  jenshipton (1)

Is it legal for my boss to hold on checks? I get paid every other friday and sometimes she will hold my check and wont give it to me til the next week.

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